The Historic County of Alamance

by Connor Jarvis

Basic information

Alamance County was founded in 1849 and is thought to have gotten its name from a Native American language meaning "Noisy River". It is geographically located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, it is surrounded by the counties of: Rockingham, Caswell, Orange, Chatham, Randolph, and Guilford.

Governmental Structure

The County seat of Alamance county is Graham. Graham has a 4 member council and the current mayor is Jerry Peterman, the Graham city manager is Frankie Maness. There are 5 members on the Alamance county board of commissioners and the County manager is Craig Honeycutt.

Why you should come give us a visit!

Alamance county has many great historic sites for you to see! we are most well known for the battleground of a revolutionary war battle just south of Burlington, come check out the Alamance battleground state historic site and museum or come climb the Great Cane Mountains and raft in the Haw River! You could also come and check out our Paramount Theatre!